Higher Education Dynamics

Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Trends in Regulation, Translation and Transformation

Editors: Westerheijden, Don F., Stensaker, Bjorn, Rosa, Maria Joao (Eds.)

  • Comprehensive discussion of the most relevant trends in quality assurance regulation, translation and transformation
  • Timely international comparative approach based on a broad geographical and theoretical coverage
  • Articulated combination of theoretical issues and empirical analysis
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About this book

By bringing together leading experts on quality assurance in higher education from seven countries (from Europe, the USA and South Africa), this volume intends to go several steps further than most publications on quality assurance. First, it brings together views from micro to macro levels in the multi-actor space, showing how quality assurance impacts the higher education system throughout. Second, it links quality assurance solidly to issues of regulation, translation (rather than mechanical ‘implementation’) and transformation, instead of being only focused on quality assurance as a single policy instrument. Third, it uses this broad range of research insights to criticize current practices, explaining for instance why sometimes people have difficulty in tracing any concrete effects of all initiatives taken in this area. Finally, the book offers proposals for better focusing quality assurance in the future to address institutional challenges better.

The general purpose of the book then is to give an engaged, academic reflection on how quality assurance is embedded in higher education and in a dynamic way to assess its impacts and potential improvements.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The Public Regulation of Higher Education Qualities: Rationale, Processes, and Outcomes

    Blackmur, Douglas

    Pages 15-45

  • Will Market Competition Assure Academic Quality? An Analysis of the UK and US Experience

    Dill, David D.

    Pages 47-72

  • States and Europe and Quality of Higher Education

    Westerheijden, Don F.

    Pages 73-95

  • Quality as Fashion: Exploring the Translation of a Management Idea into Higher Education

    Stensaker, Bjørn

    Pages 99-118

  • The ‘Quality Game’: External Review and Institutional Reaction over Three Decades in the United States

    Ewell, Peter

    Pages 119-153

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  • ISBN 978-90-481-7503-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quality Assurance in Higher Education
Book Subtitle
Trends in Regulation, Translation and Transformation
Editors
  • Don F. Westerheijden
  • Bjorn Stensaker
  • Maria Joao Rosa
Series Title
Higher Education Dynamics
Series Volume
20
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6012-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6012-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6011-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7503-1
Series ISSN
1571-0378
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 264
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